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Winter Swimming Championships in Finland

Posted by
Jypyä Pop (Turku, Finland) on 3 February 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

The Finnish Winter Championship is a fun folk festival where enthusiasts of the sport meet each other. Winter swimming is also healthy and many are suffering from joint pains in the winter swimming in the sea or a lake.

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Hello everybody. It is fine that You will see my pictures. I do not know English very well. Therefore, it may be some comments or answers seem strange. I'm trying to learn more. Thank you for your understanding.

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

brrrr... the swimmers are brave and it is certainly healthy... a very cool image!

3 Feb 2019 7:03am

@Nina: Thank you.

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

"Ils sont fous les Finlandais !" Non, ce sont des "durs". Belle photo colorée.

3 Feb 2019 8:40am

@Marcel P.: Thank you

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...they are the descendants of the Vikings ... ! Great capture .

3 Feb 2019 8:59am

@Mhelene: Thank you...

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

Oh no, not for me

3 Feb 2019 9:42am

@Claudiel: You must try...

Devi from Chennai, India

I do hope the water in there is warm / hot enough compares with the surroundings..
Must have been really interesting !!!!!

3 Feb 2019 10:39am

@Devi: The water temperature was about two degrees above zero, but the air was five degrees below zero. For the swimmers, there were reserved hot tubs after the competition that can be heated. A very awesome feeling comes when going from the hot sauna to the open air and after a while return to the sauna.

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture of the winter swimming championship event. Superb. :)

3 Feb 2019 10:51am

@Sam: Thank you

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

This is crazy....and very "cool" :))

3 Feb 2019 10:55am

@Ralf Kesper: Thank you

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

et bien dis donc ils sont courageux !!! Une belle prise !

3 Feb 2019 11:02am

@Libouton Martine: Thank you

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Ohhhh ça me donne des frissons... Jolie composition.

3 Feb 2019 11:24am

@tataray: Thank you

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! That looks way too cold to be swimming! Amazing action image!

3 Feb 2019 1:17pm

@Ruthiebear: It is not too cold. There can be only short time and after it for example sauna ... great experience ..

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !

3 Feb 2019 4:57pm

@omid: Thank you

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


3 Feb 2019 5:19pm

@Existence Artistique: Thank you

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh, this is wild! Such hardy folk in Finland.

3 Feb 2019 6:59pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, they are great challengers !!

4 Feb 2019 12:07am

@Hiro: Thank you

yo from Ile de France, France

C'est de la folie ! Je suis admirative !

5 Feb 2019 9:22pm

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
1/320 second
ISO 400
7 mm